Everyone deserves a little bit of ‘me time’ once in awhile. A little bit of pampering goes a long way, either getting you through the week, or by giving you something to look forward to. Have you ever had a facial? They are just the most relaxing and pampering experience!
As you are probably aware, not everyone’s skin is the same, so it stands to reason that not every facial is going to suit every face. So, if you are thinking about treating yourself to a facial (and you really should be), make sure you choose one that is right for your skin.
Normal to Oily Skin
If you have skin that is on the oily side, you are best avoiding facials that uses heavy creams and moisturizers. Instead choose a facial that includes deep cleansing, exfoliation to clear pores, toning, and protection. A good cleansing facial will help combat excess oil, as well as shrinking the pores, whilst giving the skin a healthy glow, rather than an oily sheen.
Normal to Dry Skin
As opposed to oily skin, skin that has a tendency to be dry, can really benefit from a facial with moisturizers to nourish the skin. The classic facial, that features cleansing, toning and massage, is really great for drier skin types. As well as boosting overall skin health, it will also soften and smooth for a brighter appearance.
Dull skin that needs a boost would really benefit from a dermabrasion facial, which clasts and buffs away the layers of dead skin that can accumulate over time. The microdermabrasion facial features a pressurised jet that scours away dead cells with micronized crystals. The size of the grit can be adjusted depending on your personal skin type. The result of the microdermabrasion is more youthful looking, glowing skin.
Mature skin can be quite the challenge as it can consist of several different types of skin, such as oily, dry, or even acne prone. Mature skin can have a number of complications, as cell production slows down, and circulation is poorer than it used to be. For a facial on mature skin, the therapist will first treat the skin areas, targeting to the condition (dry, oil etc.) and then they can get to work on creating a youthful glow. This may involve massage for improving circulation and then boosting the skin by flooding it with vitamins and antioxidants.
Combination skin has both dry and oily areas, so each area needs to be treated separately during a facial. Exfoliators on the T-zone area will remove congestion in the pores, and tackle the excess oil. Whilst, a treatment mask can be used on the dry skin areas to replenish and soothe irritation.
So now that you know what facial will be best for you, there is nothing stopping you from treating yourself to a facial. So, get in touch with your local spa or salon, and get yourself booked in. Why not TSPA to be pampered by one of our talented students? Always discuss your facial options with your therapist for some expert advice, then lie back and enjoy.